Short bursts of exercise have more of an impact on our bodies than you might think: a new study shows that just 12 minutes of intense activity is enough to significantly change the biomarkers of metabolic health in people's blood.
At least 3.9 million early deaths are being averted worldwide every year by people being physically active, according to a new study using data from 168 countries.
Too much time sitting still is linked to an increased risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents, finds a new study. The study found that an additional 60 minutes of light activity daily was associated with a 10% reduction in depressive symptoms.
More than a quarter (1.4 billion) of the world's adult population were insufficiently active in 2016, putting them at greater risk of disease according to the first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time.